Murray Susser Pays Tribute
To Linus Pauling
Is there a connection between Vitamin C and Cancer?
Dr. Murray Susser was invited as a key speaker to the 42nd Annual Cancer Control Society Convention. In selecting Dr. Susser, the organization noted that he is one of the pioneers in the cancer control and prevention movement. During his key speech, Dr. Susser spoke about the linkage between Vitamin C and Cancer, as he paid tribute to the research and scientific statistics of Linus Pauling, PhD, recognized as one of the greatest nutritional scientists of our past two centuries.
The Connection Between Vitamin C and Cancer
Dr. Linus Pauling was awarded two Nobel prizes: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1954 and the coveted Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. Dr. Pauling is the only person to be awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes. Dr. Pauling’s grasp of the nature of chemical bonds and molecular structure was so formidable that Albert Einstein, said he would have to “brush up on the subject” of chemical bonds before again trying to engage the Dr. Pauling in a conversation.
It is hard to believe that he is not one of the greatest heroes of all time. As a leader in the research in Vitamin C and Cancer, he is one of the greatest heroes and a scientific visionary of our contemporary times. His book entitled,
Vitamin C and the Common Cold, he first wrote for the consumer of the connection between Vitamin C and Cancer.
Dr. Pauling completed a Landmark Study on Cancer and Vitamin C
The British Health system decided that Chemotherapy on solid cancer tumors did not work. At the same time Ewan Cameron, MD was managing a ward for terminal cancer patients, similar to a hospice. Dr. Cameron had good statistics on how long these patients survived. Dr. Pauling worked with Dr. Cameron giving these patients 10,000 milligrams of Vitamin C a day, orally. They also kept statistics on how long these patients lived. Here are the results of that study:
- A 30% increase in Life Expectancy
- 8% of the Patients were alive 8 years later
In medicine, if you are a survivor after 5 years of a terminal diagnosis, that is considered a cure. Based on their research and statistics they had found a cure for many of those patients.
Here is the segment of my talk dedicated to Linus Pauling